This vegetarian dish is made with chickpeas or garbanzo beans, tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, cumin, and garam masala. It's vegetarian and vegan-friendly, making it a great meatless dinner option that packs in antioxidants
Course: Main Course
Author: America's Test Kitchen
1 ½tablespoonssaltfor brining
8ouncesdried chickpeaspicked over and rinsed
1smallred onionthree-quarters chopped coarse, one-quarter chopped fine
10sprigsfresh cilantrostems and leaves separated, stems cut into 1-inch lengths
1 ½inchgingerpeeled and chopped coarse
2serrano chilesstemmed, halved, seeded, and sliced thin crosswise, divided
14.5ouncewhole peeled tomatoes
1 ½teaspoonsgaram masala
Dissolve 1 ½ tablespoons salt in 2 quarts cold water in large container. Add chickpeas and soak at room temperature for at least 8 hours. Drain and rinse well.
Process coarsely chopped onion, cilantro stems, ginger, garlic, and half of serranos in food processor, until finely chopped, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary, about 20 seconds; transfer to bowl. Process tomatoes and their juice in now-empty processor until smooth, about 30 seconds.
Using highest saute function, heat oil in Instant Pot until shimmering. Add onion mixture and cook until softened and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add paprika, cumin, salt, turmeric, and fennel seeds and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in 3 cups water, chickpeas, and processed tomatoes.
Lock lid into place and close pressure-release valve. Select high pressure-cook function and cook for 20 minutes. Turn off Instant Pot and quick-release pressure. Carefully remove lid, allowing steam to escape away from you.
Stir garam masala into chickpea mixture and continue to cook, using highest saute function, until sauce is thickened, 8 to 12 minutes. Season chickpea mixture with salt to taste. Transfer to wide, shallow serving bowl. Sprinkle with finely chopped onion, remaining serranos, and cilantro leaves. Serve.
Recipe reprinted with permission from America’s Test Kitchen Healthy & Delicious Instant Pot: Inspired Meals With a World of Flavor, copyright 2021.